NATIONAL TEEN SAFE DRIVING WEEK
Stafford, Va. The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office reports that next week, October 20 – 26, 2013 is National Teen Safe Driving Week. During this week the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office will be involved in several activities to enhance teen safe driving.
During Teen Safe Driving Week members of the Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Unit will be at the all of the Stafford County High schools conducting random seat belt checks at the entrances and exits of the high schools. The Traffic Safety deputies will also be speaking at driver’s education classes emphasizing safe driving practices as well as laws that affect passenger restrictions for teen drivers, the dangers of texting and driving, speeding and the use of seat belts. In addition all Stafford deputies are aware of the National Teen Safe Driving Week and will continue to enforce laws dealing with teen driving as they patrol the roads of Stafford County.
The efforts of the Sheriff’s Office will be supported by the YOVASO (Youth of Virginia Speak Out) Teams at the high schools who, year round, who focus on saving the lives of their fellow teens. The YOVASO Teams do this by educating, encouraging and empowering teenagers to be traffic safety advocates in their schools and communities.
“Keeping our teens safe as they drive the roads in Stafford is a priority for the Sheriff’s Office,” states Sheriff Charles Jett. ”Anything we can do to promote safe teen driving is time well spent.”